Carlin is a self-help singer/songwriter who, while never being a member of a rap group, has written songs for rap groups like Young Thug and Jadakiss.
His songs about self-esteem have been heard in the Billboard Top 200 and the Billboard Hot 100.
He was diagnosed with ALS in October, and his family says he’s “almost lost control of his life.”
“My daughter told me I’m not the person I used to be,” he wrote in a recent Instagram post.
“I feel like the world needs to know that I’m okay.
I feel like I’m living my life.
I’m trying to be better for my family and friends.
I just need the world to know.”
Carlin said he has been battling ALS since October, when his daughter, who is 23 years old, told him she was taking her own life after having a conversation with her boyfriend.
“When I told her she was going to kill herself, she went to the doctor and she said, ‘I don’t know what to do,’ and she didn’t know how to stop herself,” Carlin said.
“She didn’t want to die.
I thought it was my fault, because I didn’t tell her she had to do something to stop.”
Alyssa Carlin, center, with her family and co-author of the book ‘The Secret Life of Self-Esteem’ in 2016.
Carlin’s daughter, Alyssa, left, and her mother, Carlin.
Carlin, who has also collaborated with Drake, has been working on a memoir for years and released his first single, ‘The Truth Is, We Only Have One Life,’ in May.
He is also writing a book of poetry called “The Truth.”
Carly Coon, Carlyn Coon and Alyssah Carlin at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
In an interview with Billboard, Carling said he’s working on his memoir, which he hopes to publish in 2018.
He said he was “trying to figure out what I want to say and what I’m going to write about and what my daughter wants to say.”
Carlin is working on the book with writer Alyssaa Carlin and musician Alyssya Carlin to make a memoir about her daughter’s experience with ALS.
Carly told Billboard that he plans to write a memoir in the coming months.
“My daughter was my best friend,” he said.
Carly’s parents, the Coons, have been working with the Alzheimer’s Association and others to help people living with ALS get treatment and have a better life.
Carling’s mother said that her daughter has been able to find a way to get help, but that she’s now battling “lack of trust.”
Carlin told Billboard she’s hoping her memoir can help other people with ALS, who may be afraid to talk about their struggles.
“There’s a lot of things I don’t want people to think about that might lead to their dying, but it’s a long, hard road,” she said.